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28 June 2021

Healthdirect appoints former Babylon medical director as CMO

Digital and virtual health services provider Healthdirect Australia has appointed former Babylon Health APAC medical director Nirvana Luckraj as its…
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22 March 2021

HotDoc live with COVID-19 vaccination solution

Patient engagement platform vendor HotDoc has gone live with its new COVID-19 vaccine solution, allowing patients to find participating clinics…
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16 March 2021

DoH to roll out notification system for vaccination eligibility

The Department of Health will go live in the next few weeks with a facility to allow people to register…
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26 February 2021
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Bettina McMahon appointed Healthdirect Australia CEO

Former Australian Digital Health Agency interim CEO Bettina McMahon has been named as the new CEO of health information and…
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24 February 2021

Healthdirect sending summary of triage advice by SMS

Healthdirect Australia is offering callers to its healthdirect helpline a personalised summary of triage advice and information via SMS to…
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19 November 2020

Northern Health launches virtual ED triage service for patients and GPs

Melbourne's Northern Health says it is the first public health service to launch a virtual emergency department triage service in…
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20 October 2020

Healthdirect integrates Video Call with interpreting service, after hours GP helpline

Healthdirect Australia has integrated its Video Call telehealth service with the Commonwealth's Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) and the…
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22 September 2020

Govt to continue subsidy for Healthdirect video conferencing and eScripts

The federal government will continue to provide free access to the Healthdirect video conferencing system for GPs as well as…
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13 August 2020

Austin Health using telehealth for bulk of specialist clinics

Melbourne's Austin Health has set up a telehealth ‘hub’ that can house up to 21 clinicians at a time to…
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18 June 2020

High anxiety: how the national coronavirus helpline was scaled up in four days

When the global coronavirus pandemic was officially declared by the WHO on March 11, governments around the world began ramping…
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